Welcome to Focal
Focal was formed in
2005 by a group of people dedicated to the support of the development of the Newquay Branch Line
to provide an improved local
service for our communities and for visitors.
Branch Line runs from Par to Newquay in Cornwall. Referred to
locally as ‘The Atlantic Coast Line’ it is an important transport
link between the north (Atlantic) & south (English Channel) coasts of Cornwall.
Its purpose is
to serve the communities through which the railway runs, to
feed the tourist resort of Newquay with visitors, to provide
passengers with a connection to mainline services at Par, and to transport china clay.
Focal's ultimate goal is the development of an extended and improved
Branch Line service through the development of a
Rail Loop linking Newquay and Par with St Austell and St Dennis.
activities cover four key areas that we believe we need to pursue to
help achieve that goal, and an optimum local service, recognising
that this can only be carried out in partnership with all
stakeholders directly and indirectly involved with the Branch Line.
The four key
Improving the current timetable and
frequency of local trains through a phased development programme
Ensuring that the re-development of
Newquay Railway Station does not prohibit any proposed development
of the Branch Line.
Maintaining and improving current
facilities on the Branch Line and improved communications and
facilities on all stations from Par to Newquay.
Pursuing market initiatives to
increase promotion of the line and its usage.
take the time to read about our plans in this web
site, and should you feel inspired to do so, join Focal and help us
progress our cause.